Everyone wants a white, bright smile, but how do you decide which teeth whitening option is best for you?
Teeth whitening in Sun City West has never been more convenient. The best place to start is by visiting to discuss what is best for you. During your visit, your dentist will tell you about two different teeth whitening options: In-office teeth whitening and At-home teeth whitening.
In-office teeth whitening
In-office teeth whitening in Sun City West, as the name says, takes place in your dentists office. This procedure might include the use of a whitening lamp or a laser that will enhance the effectiveness of the whitening gel by accelerating the peroxide.
When you visit the office for your teeth whitening, your dentist will apply the whitening gel. Your visit will generally last about 90 minutes, and you will see immediate results.
At-home teeth whitening
This type of at-home teeth whitening uses custom-made trays and whitening gels available only from your dentist. For this process, the whitening gel will be placed in trays that are custom-fitted for your teeth. As the gel breaks down, the chemicals in the gel will help whiten your teeth. The tray bleaching process is intended to provide maximum comfort while whitening your teeth. This process will take about 10 to 14 days, but you might notice results after just three to five days.
Paint-on teeth whiteners
Paint-on teeth whiteners are available over the counter. Like most over the counter remedies, this is less expensive, but it is also less effective. Paint-on teeth whiteners are a gel that is applied to your teeth using a brush. The gel will harden into a film that coats your teeth and dissolves in your mouth. Even if you select the over-the-counter option, consultation with your dentist is highly recommended.
Teeth whitening strips
Teeth whitening strips are thin, flexible plastic (polyethylene) strips with a thin film of hydrogen peroxide bleaching on one side. Whitening strip kits come with two types of strips: strips for the upper teeth and strips for the lower teeth. The bleaching agent is applied by placing the strips across your teeth and gently pressing the strips into place to ensure contact with all your teeth. Teeth whitening strips are typically worn for 30 minutes a day, twice a day. The duration of treatment will vary.
Teeth whitening toothpaste and mouthwash
This is the cheapest of options. Teeth whitening toothpastes and mouthwashes are designed to remove stains on the surface of your teeth. Though they have “whitening” capabilities, they only remove the stains, they do not actually lighten the color of the tooth.
To learn more about teeth whitening in Sun City West, please contact our practice to schedule an appointment.